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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 04:54 PM
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CBO says health care bill costs $829B over decade
WASHINGTON Health care legislation drafted by a key Senate committee would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-year cost of $829 billion, congressional budget experts said Wednesday, a preliminary estimate likely to power the measure past a major hurdle within days.

The Congressional Budget Office added that the measure would reduce federal deficits by $81 billion over a decade and probably lead to "continued reductions in federal budget deficits" in the years beyond.

The report paves the way for the Senate Finance Committee to vote as early as Friday on the legislation, which is largely in line with President Barack Obama's call for the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system in a half-century.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the committee chairman and principal architect of the measure, hailed the budget report.

"This legislation, I believe, is a smart investment on our federal balance sheet. It's an even smarter investment for American families, businesses and our economy," he said on the Senate floor.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_health_care_overhaul







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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 04:59 PM
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1. That's about the same amount of money....
.... swallowed up by the Pentagon, every YEAR.

But there's never a murmur of protest about that from Baucus and his ilk.





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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 05:01 PM
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2. Why can't we spend a trillion dollars . . . like the Iraq war?
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:08 PM
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3. The single payer health care is much more economically sound.
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 07:09 PM by avaistheone1

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